Planning to build a garage - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 02:28 PM
Maverick's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Little Rock, Ar
Age: 44
Posts: 339
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Planning to build a garage

I have it in my head that I want to add a garage to our house. I plan on doing most of it my self and out sourcing the things that I cant or don't want to do. Does anyone know of a good resource for planning, and estimating the cost of such a project? I am kinda looking for a good place to start with the planning. I know what I want just want to figure out how much its going to cost me. Thanks!





    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 02:30 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,970
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 22
Thanked 313 Times in 241 Posts
Your building centre has garage plans, not expensive. That's how I started...

Of course, you realize....it won't be large enough.
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 03:05 PM
Maverick's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Little Rock, Ar
Age: 44
Posts: 339
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah I was going to go by Lowes and see what they had. Guess what I am trying to find is something that will help me with how many 2x4's, sheets of plywood and so on I will need and put a cost with it. I have looked on line some with no luck. Thought maybe some one had see something that may help me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 03:11 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,970
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 22
Thanked 313 Times in 241 Posts
Standard studs are at 16 in centres, roof trusses are at 24 in, need 2-2x10s as headers above garage doors ...............at least the building codes around here say that.

Get a pencil and paper, you should be able to figure out how many it takes. Same with the plywood, shingles, siding etc.

Just basic math.
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 03:28 PM
Maverick's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Little Rock, Ar
Age: 44
Posts: 339
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
pencil, paper, MATH!? BLAH! I want something to do it for me! lol. Yeah guess your right Ill just make a spread sheet and figure out what I need then go and price everything. But if someone knows of anything that will help let me know. thanks Poncho!


Dan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:11 PM
johnnymopar's Avatar
Love your nails! You must be a Libra
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stratford, ON, Canada
Posts: 599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
most larger building centers can design a building plan depending on what size you want and they can also give you a material list.

don't suppose you'd be interested in building it in my yard, eh?

JB
__________________
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:33 PM
Maverick's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Little Rock, Ar
Age: 44
Posts: 339
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was just on the phone with the city asking about permits, inspections, and plans that have to be submited, ect. Geeze! What a pain. Makes me wish I lived out in the country.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:41 PM
pro70z28's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: "Z" construction
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: illinois
Age: 61
Posts: 190
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Maverick
I was just on the phone with the city asking about permits, inspections, and plans that have to be submited, ect. Geeze! What a pain. Makes me wish I lived out in the country.
I figgured mine the old fashioned way. Always figgure long for waste, cut offs, etc, on materials cuz' it always seems to take more than you plan.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:47 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,970
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 22
Thanked 313 Times in 241 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by pro70z28
I figgured mine the old fashioned way. Always figgure long for waste, cut offs, etc, on materials cuz' it always seems to take more than you plan.

And with whatever is left over, you will need to build work benches etc.
__________________
Ontario Rodders
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 07:13 PM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you buy a set of building plans from a building center, they should have a list of materials included. I don't know how things are where you are at, but here, you have to have a set of very detailed plans to get a permit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 07:18 PM
pro70z28's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: "Z" construction
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: illinois
Age: 61
Posts: 190
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by adtkart
If you buy a set of building plans from a building center, they should have a list of materials included. I don't know how things are where you are at, but here, you have to have a set of very detailed plans to get a permit.
Here in small town Illinois all I had to do was draw a footprint of the structure and pay the permit. built it myself including plumbing, heat, elect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2004, 09:18 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: IA
Age: 45
Posts: 50
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Our Menard's store has a touch screen computer that you can put your dimensions and options (doors, windows) into and it spits out a complete bill of materials and a plan.

The guys behind the counter can call up your estimate and price it for you too.

Good luck with it. That's how I did mine and it was really worth all the effort. It took me 3 weekends to get it built, wrapped and roofed (with help from friends of course). It took the rest of the winter to wire, insulate and sheetrock. Yeah, winter. That part really sucked but it was still worth it. Took me another year to get it sided but that was mostly because I was working inside it and wasn't too motivated to side it :-)

Mine's 28 x 40 with 10' side walls. One 16' door and one 9', both 8' tall and 3 vinyl windows. The siding was cement board which is another reason it took awhile. It came in at $13k total (everything including heat) and that was about 2 years ago. I've been meaning to post some pics in the Be Proud thread. I'll have to get around to that.

Later....

Wally
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2004, 03:03 AM
montea's Avatar
tryn to learn
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 844
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
might want to check out this program sold at home depot, for only $10 it might be worth it. www.homedepot.com and search "165191" in the top right of the webstire
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2004, 11:20 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NJ
Age: 47
Posts: 10
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage

Go to 84 Lumber, get free plans (if you buy from them), I was quoted 4500 for a 24x32 complete build yourself garage, just have to get the foundation poured. it comes with all the wood, doors, and roofing supplies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.